Living in Hamilton your furnace and air conditioner does a lot more for you than simply keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In this article we are going to discuss 4 different ways your heating and cooling systems keeps you comfortable in your home.
The first thing we are going to discuss and we find that a lot of people struggle with this problem especially in 2 storey homes. That is keeping the home a nice even temperature from the first floor to the second floor. A lot of people with 2 storey homes complain that the top floor of there house is much warmer and uncomfortable in the summer. By installing the correct furnace and air conditioner and sizing everything properly and making sure there are return airs upstairs you can solve this problem.
Some homes we go into in the winter they are very dry and people in the home suffer from dry skin, itchy eyes, and bleeding noses. To help solve this problem all you need to do is install a whole home humidifier. Installation is very simple with these units and it only takes about an hour to get it installed. A humidifier is going to make your home a lot more comfortable in the winter and if you have hardwood floors it will help keep them in there best shape and not ruin them.
Another way your heating and cooling system keeps you comfortable is by keeping dust mites out of your home. Some people use the 1 inch filters you can get from Canadian Tire but we recommend a MERV 11 or higher to combat dust and allergens in the home. The body’s system filters dust at a MERV 8 rating so anything higher than that will be good for your home.
Lastly, living in Hamilton we have cold winters and hot summers. This means that your electrical and gas bills will be on the rise in these months. We recommend installing an Energy Star heating and air conditioning system because it will significantly cut down your utility costs. Your furnace is going to save you money on the gas but you are also going to save money on the hydro with the new motors in the new furnaces.
Keep these tips in mind and see if there is anyway you can take this information and make your home a more comfortable place during the cold winters and hot summers.